Nurburg, Germany (Sports Network) - Mark Webber continued Red Bull's streak of poles by winning Saturday's qualifying for the German Grand Prix.
Webber, who also won the pole for the British Grand Prix two weeks ago, turned a lap around the 3.2-mile (5.148-kilometer) Nurburgring circuit in one minute, 30.079 seconds.
Lewis Hamilton from McLaren qualified just 0.06 seconds behind Webber to take the second starting spot, while Webber's teammate, Sebastian Vettel, finished third.
Webber claimed his third pole of the season and the eighth of his Formula One career. His first pole and race win in F1 came in the 2009 German GP.
"I think our performance has been getting a little bit better the last few races, and this track seems to be not too bad for me in the past," Webber said. "The [team] did a great job on the car. They've had some late nights leading up to this event. We got it together there at the end."
Either Vettel or Webber has started on the pole in each grand prix since last November in Brazil, where Nico Hulkenberg captured the top starting position when he drove for Williams at the time.
Hamilton's lap time came as a surprise to him.
"It felt fantastic, and the lap was just beautifully flowing," Hamilton said. "It was one of the happiest and most comforting laps I've ever had. We're not far from [Webber], so it was a good step for us."
Vettel, the defending F1 world champion, will be absent from the front row for the first grand prix since last September in Italy. The German is hoping to win in his home country for the first time. He was quickest in the final practice held earlier in the day.
"It wasn't a disappointment," Vettel said. "I would have liked to be further up, but I think it was a tough session. I think we had a very good recovery from [Friday's practice]. I didn't find the balance with the car. It was much better this morning. In qualifying, I think we should have been a little bit quicker."
Fernando Alonso, the defending race winner, qualified fourth, while his Ferrari teammate, Felipe Massa, took the fifth spot. Alonso claimed his and Ferrari's first win of the season in the British GP.
Nico Rosberg from Mercedes will start sixth, followed by McLaren's Jenson Button and Adrian Sutil from Force India. Vitaly Petrov will roll off ninth in his Renault, and German Michael Schumacher from Mercedes will start 10th.
Sunday's 60-lap German GP is scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m. (et).
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